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Nov 21, 2012 5:30pm PST
saga. congressman jesse jackson jr. resigned today. two weeks ago he was re-elected despite disappearing from public view days earlier. we learned he was being treated for a disease, now, a cloud. there is a federal investigation. here is nbc's kelly o'donnell. >> reporter: today, a once promising political career is officially over, with an end marked by spiraling legal troubles, jesse jr., the son of the famed civil rights leader, gave up his seat in congress after 17 years in a letter, he wrote in part, my health issues and treatment have become incompatible with service in the house of representatives. jackson has been in the hospital on and off since june for treatment of bipolar disorder, seen here while a patient at the mayo clinic. today, cook county officials are weighing options for a special election to replace jackson. >> and i think he feels that the district he represents, somebody should be there in a healthier condition than he is. >> reporter: but jackson makes striking admissions about his mistakes, talking to the justice department as they examine whether
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Nov 29, 2012 4:00am PST
. it is the seventh time the two men have met face to face and the first time since the election. there are no details on the meeting, but in his victory speech the president said he hoped to speak to romney about how to move the country forward. >>> well, despite another rough day of meetings with republican senators, u.n. ambassador susan rice has received a new vote of confidence from president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton. the president called rice extraordinary during a cabinet meeting that she attended. clinton led a round of applause for rice, who is considered to be the front-runner to be nominated as clinton's successor, a point clinton later touched on during a news conference. >> susan rice has done a great job as our ambassador to the united nations and, of course, this decision about my successor is up to the president, but i'm very happy he has the opportunity with a second term to make a decision. >> but on capitol hill tennessee republican senator bob corker spoke with rice wednesday and later warned the president that the job of secretary of state
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Nov 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
, good evening >> reporter: today, washington had the feel of a full-blown election campaign. there were props. there were gimmicks and heated political rhetoric from one end of pennsylvania avenue to the other, all over the so-called fiscal cliff. redeploying the campaign image, the president surrounded himself with what he called average middle class families, to ramp up the pressure on the republicans. >> if congress does nothing, every family in america will see their taxes automatically go up at the beginning of next year. >> reporter: the president wants congress to extend the bush tax rates for everyone making less than $250,000 but wants taxes to go up for everybody else, and will take the message to pennsylvania avenue on friday. not to be outdone on the pr front the house republicans hosted a group of nervous business leaders, who are pushing serious spending cuts to supplement expected tax hikes. >> i am hopeful, but wouldn't put me down anywhere near the optimistic category. we have a long way to go, very few days to get it done. >> reporter: in the first republican brea
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Nov 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
the ballott rekindling the debate. the former slugger is up for election into the baseball's hall of fame. five other players are up for enshrinement. major league baseball quotes bonds in an article saying in part, quote, if you believe that i'm a drug person then i don't need to be a part of it. if you don't want to put me in for those reasons that's fine. no worries i'm okay with it. if you want to put me in it for what i did as a player that would be great. >>> $175 million to transport 200 people. 200 riders will take advantage of the mile and a half extension making the the least used light rail extension in the country. it will reduce traffic by 1/10 of a percent. was it worth it? >>> there is a good chance you use it or someone you know uses it. amazon.com. and the website where you can buy just about anything doesn't just exist in cyber space. it also exists in tracy, an actual brick and mortar location. >> reporter: a lonely field on the outskirts of tracy hard to imagine this represents hope in a troubles economy. what is going on here tracy city manager leon churchill can
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Nov 23, 2012 5:00pm PST
close since election day. the nasdaq jumped 30 points. and it's not just black friday shoppers that set the mood. traders were also encouraged by economic signals out of germany and china. >>> bay area shoppers definitely in the buying mood this black friday, starting actually last night. our business and tech reporter scott budman just got back from the mall. scott, lots of discounts for those brave enough to shop today. >> lots of talk this year about how tech products are leading the way when it comes to shopping. we saw a lot of that, and some price cuts too. apple discounting mac laptops by up to 10%. 9% off ipads. microsoft trimming $100 off the xbox, 40% off xbox games. plenty of reasons to do a little early shopping. big crowds, deep discounts. and lots of tech tryouts. westfield valley fair had a steady stream of shoppers since its midnight opening. happy kids and apparently happy consumers, confident enough to shop. >> yeah, we've got a lot. >> we've been going around to our retailers throughout the morning to see how things have been going. and they been really exceeding all
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Nov 22, 2012 4:00am PST
house thanksgiving turkey. after the president's re-election, he joked that life is all about second chances, and this november, "i couldn't agree more." >>> in a new study out, sweden suggests that teens and adults with attention deficit disorder are four to seven times more likely that be others to break the law. the study published in the new england journal of medicine also found that the use of adhd medication into adulthood might also help curb crime. >>> markets left off on a high note before closing for today's holiday. the dow close at the 12,836 after gaining 48 points. the s&p was up three and the nasdaq added nine. >>> heading overseas now, the nikkei shot up 144 points, while the hang seng climbed 218. >>> hostess has made their last twinkies and loaves of wonder bread. the company whose products date back to the late 1800s has received permission to sell off its brands putting more than 18,000 workers in the unemployment line on thanksgiving eve. >>> on a brighter note, home improvement retailer lowe's handed out 22,000 thanksgiving dinners to new york and new je
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Nov 25, 2012 3:30pm PST
year's failed talks on a grand bargain and more recently in his first post election press conference. >> we have to continue to take a serious look at how we reform our entitlements because health care costs continue to be the biggest driver of our deficits. >> reporter: mr. obama has insisted tax rates must rise. today a top democrat signalled openness to the republican stance. revenue could be raised by closing loopholes and limiting deductions. >> they have to go up either real tax rates or effective tax rates. >> reporter: tax begin this week amid tentative steps toward common ground. >> we can't go off the fiscal cliff. we have to show the world we're adults. the election is over. >> reporter: one ceo of honeywell said there's so much uncertainty hanging over the economy because business isn't confident that washington can go its basic job. he says people like me just aren't hiring. kate. >>> mike viqueira at the white house. senator john mccain softened his tone after vowing to block the nomination of u.n. ambassador susan rice to be hillary clinton's successor. he argued that
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Nov 26, 2012 5:30pm PST
real action is between those house republicans elected by the more conservative group and the white house. we have a long way to go. >>> chuck todd on the white house lawn for us, thank you, and with due respect, while washington is one thing, and we know how they act. if this happens it will affect american lives and households millions strong. >>> tonight, we asked sharon epperson to go over this with us, it would be about personal finance >> it certainly would be, brian, and we're talking about nearly every taxpayer that will be affected. the first place you will see it is on your federal tax rate going up for middle income americans. we're talking about $2,000 a year extra that you will pay. and as the tax rate goes up, whether you have a job or are living off your 401(k) or retirement money, you will see your percentages that you pay on that income significant. we'll also see an increase on the payroll tax, so somebody making say, $50,000 a year will see 20 extra a week that they will pay, or more than a thousand on the year. and here is the big one, the alternative minimum tax
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Nov 27, 2012 4:00am PST
his state recovers. christie has now filed papers seeking re-election. >>> let's get a check of your weather with nbc meteorologist bill karins. busy in the west. checking a big storm, right? >> not for today. we have one more day to enjoy the sunshine and nice weather. the rest of the country won't be jealous of your weather anymore. looks like a rainy period wednesday an thursday with a couple big storms coming onshore. they're calling this the atmospheric river that will be heading into the west coast. all that means is a big plume of moisture in the pacific will be heading onshore. bundle yourself up this morning. definitely areas of northern california through oregon, washington state, cold air mass has settled in. temperatures in the 30s, typical for this time of year. nothing too brutal. the windchill is not bad either. the storm we're talking about, it's rotating and spinning around itself out here. one big storm went to the north heading just south of alaska. there's a couple other little pieces underneath it. slowly but surely all this mess will kick in to the west as we go
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Nov 23, 2012 6:00pm PST
election day rejection by hispanic voters. they want to expand visas for foreign, science and tech students, and it would make it easier for those with green cards to bring their immediate families to the u.s. >>> overseas violence is flaring up again between israel and gatza. israeli troops fired on palestinians who were surging toward a border fence tonight. one man is dead, nine others are hurt. a hamas leader said the violence will have no effect on the cease-fire that took effect on wednesday. peace talks remain under way in the middle east where leaders are negotiating the next phase of the truce, which is to lift restrictions at the border to allow palestinians and goods to move more freely. >>> after egypt's president declared himself above judicial review, protesters hit the streets. muhammad morsi gave himself special powers because officials of the former regime are blocking the drafting of a new constitution. jim saida has the latest from tahrir square where thousands have gathered. >> reporter: it's a full and relatively peaceful tahrir square where about 10,000 anti-m
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Nov 25, 2012 11:00pm PST
. >>> after a bruising election season and a thanksgiving vacation, lawmakers get back to work tomorrow on captiol hill and they are facing the december 31st deadline to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. that's when spending cuts and tax increases kick in. lawmakers from both parties are racing the clock to reach a compromise but despite a lot of optimism there is no plan on the table. brian moore has the story from washington. >> reporter: back from an extended holiday and facing a looming deadline, lawmakers from both parties seem optimistic about diffusing the fiscal cliff time bomb. >> unfortunately, for the last ten days with the house and congress gone for the thanksgiving recess there hasn't been much progress made. tomorrow there's no excuse. we are back in town. >> reporter: democrats want to raise taxes on the wealthiest americans and republicans who once refused to raise taxes on anyone ever are signaling their willingens to compromise. >> when you are $16 trillion in debt the only pledge we should be making to each other is to avoid the coming grove and republicans,
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Nov 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
effectively ending what was a promising political career. two weeks after voters re-elected him to a ninth term jackson sent his resignation letter to the house speaker citing his ongoing treatment for bi-polar disorder and also admitting that he's made a share of mistakes. jackson is reportedly negotiating a plea deal that would allow him to resign for health reasons, serve some jail time for the alleged misuse of funds, repay those funds, and retain his congressional pension. the state of illinois will hold a special election to fill jackson's house seat although no date has been set. while democrats did well nationally in the november 6 elections, how extensive was their victory in california? for that we bring in political analyst larry ger sten. it seems like the election was ages ago but the votes have finally been counted. where do they end up? >> the democrats cleaned house. that's all there is to it. in every accepts of the term. they scored a net gain of four seats in the house of representatives which now tilts heavily for democrats by a margin of 38 to 15 for the congress
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Nov 23, 2012 5:00am PST
just hours after his re-election says he did it for personal reasons. dexter lui spoke to the newspaper calling the decision painful and difficult. lui resigned as the district deals with a child sex abuse scandal that involved lawsuits by a sichbt swim coach. he may have had a conflict of interest. two of his relatives testified on behalf of one of the abusers who is serving eight years in prison. his seat on the school board has still not been filled. >>> an oakland man has been selected to receive the california peace prize for his efforts to prevent violence. kevin grant has devoted himself to steering people away from crime through community outreach since he was released from federal prison more than 20 years ago. also receiving an award, oakland psychologist sue yon park who provided mental health care for children until she died earlier this year. >>> we have seen massive crowds of people heading out to do that holiday shopping but not every sale at that will be the best deal. the host of financial and fit on yahoo! says you're better off staying at home if you're shop
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Nov 22, 2012 6:00am PST
back because of the elections and so now that's done hopefully we'll see a fabulous holiday season of donations and volunteer hours. so really we'll see. you know, this is the beginning of the season and hopefully we can raise the money that we need to raise this holiday season so we can go on the rest of the year. >> reporter: for people at home today is obviously good. there are so many volunteers doing a great thing but you also have christmas. so what can people do to get involved in the future. >> you can go to our web, glide.org, and you can make -- if you hit donate, there's a place where you can make a cash donation. real easy through the system. and then also the volunteers. we have a calendar up where you can either sign up for some of our holiday events between now and the end of the holiday season. but we also need a lot of help during the regular year. so if people really want to give, hold off until january and come on in because we don't get a lot of volunteers and we really still need the support to make it happen. >> reporter: all right, thanks so much for the wond
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Nov 23, 2012 12:35am PST
. >> jimmy: i loved it so much. now, you are very also active in the election. >> i was. >> jimmy: barack obama. you were voting for obama. and very relieved. [ cheers ] did a good job. >> woo! >> jimmy: relieved. >> yeah. i was so stressed out. i didn't even realize how stressed out i was until like the next day, i realized i hadn't slept for weeks. >> jimmy: oh really? >> i crashed for like 12 hours. >> jimmy: oh my gosh. >> like a sleepy bear. >> jimmy: well you did a great job. and also it got a little, again, it got a little romantic. >> always. >> jimmy: you were in iowa -- >> yeah. >> jimmy: -- campaigning -- >> yeah. >> jimmy: and some stranger came up to you and proposed marriage to you. >> mm-hmm. >> jimmy: yeah. now, what did you say? are you guys married? >> i said maybe. i said, let me think about it. >> jimmy: you said, call me maybe? >> yeah, i said call me maybe. i said maybe. i didn't want to say no. what did he say? he just came down and just -- >> he just got down on a knee, he had a really cute ring. he wanted to give it to me. but i was like, i don't want to t
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Nov 22, 2012 7:00am PST
at options for when to hold a special election to fill the vacant seat. and in that letter, jackson added he prays to be remembered for what he did right. willie? >> kelly o'donnell in washington this morning, thank you and happy thanksgiving to you, kelly. >> to you, as well. >>> and now let's get a check of the rest of the morning's top stories. joining us over at the news desk is andrea. >> good morning to you all and happy thanksgiving. >>> we begin with deadly attacks in pakistan. a taliban suicide bomber struck a shiite muslim procession killing at least 23 people. more than 60 others were wounded. earlier wednesday, attacks in karachi left at least six people dead. >>> susan rice is defending her initial account on the attack in benghazi, libya, that left four americans dead. speaking at the united nations wednesday, rice said she was working off the best information she was given. >> when discussing the attacks against our facilities in benghazi, i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information wa
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Nov 28, 2012 4:00am PST
million to 1 odds. for comparison, you have a better chance of becoming an astronaut, being elected president, winning an academy award or being struck by lightning multiple times. still, that doesn't stop players from planning how they'll spend their winnings. >> i think i would buy an island. i would just buy an island. it would be my island. >> buy an aston martin db9. >> i think i would probably retire, maybe live on a yacht. >> reporter: others are quite sure about what they wouldn't do if they won. >> i have a job interview tomorrow. i wouldn't go on that. >> reporter: chances are none of are quitting our day jobs but -- >> well, you're always hopeful that you're going to win something. >> reporter: because somebody has to win, right? jay gray, nbc news. >>> all right. well, elsewhere today president obama will hold meetings with leaders of large corporations to talk about averting the tax hikes and budget cuts from the so-called fiscal cliff. the president met with small business owners yesterday to talk about the effect on their companies from taxes and other changes. and ri
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Nov 29, 2012 11:00am PST
today for a private lunch with president obama. the president making good on an election night promise to talk with the former governor and listen to his ideas on just how to move the country forward. romney is also expected to meet with his former running mate, congressman paul ryan who is working on fiscal cliff negotiations on capitol hill. >>> speaking of that fiscal cliff, both democrats and republicans right now still battling to try and find a compromise. top white house negotiate easy heading to capitol hill today to keep those talks going, trying to avoid that looming deadline. tracie potts has the latest on the fight to keep your tax breaks from vanishing. >> reporter: treasury secretary tim geithner and rob nabors bring the president's deficit-cutting plan to capitol hill today. >> i'm open to a fair and balanced approach to reduce our deficit. >> reporter: republicans want to know if it includes the government spending less money. >> we put revenue on the table as long as it's accompanied by serious cuts. >> reporter: white house leaders are meeting with boehner and
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Nov 23, 2012 7:00am PST
have over 300 community organizations that have supported small business saturday, elected officials in all 50 states. the senate passed a unanimous resolution. how often does that happen in washington? >> that's right. >> and last year we had the president and his two daughters shopping at a local bookstore in washington so i think what's important is, this is not just about small business saturday. it's really the kickoff for the holiday season and a kickoff for support of small business saturd saturday. >> across the administration you're going to be seeing this again. many will be out shopping. many in my cabinet already have plans, and you probably have plans too. >> absolutely. i'll be out tomorrow, guys. thanks so much and appreciate what you're doing, ken chenault and karen mills. >> thank you. >> small business saturday and up next the late-night comics. and it was just like -- this was the car for me. [ ryan ] it has stuff that guys like, like the rims and the sleekness to the body. and, then, had the bluetooth and the navigation that diana really wanted. [ diana ] and it w
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Nov 24, 2012 5:00am PST
more divided than ever. after many hear their elected leader has driven the wedge deeper and wider. at dawn, there were more tents and protesters around tahrir square, but that didn't stop clashes with police, where protesters blocked traffic defying president mohamed morsi's orders. after morsi declared sweeping powers for himself, leaving him above the law. >> translator: we are here because the goals of the revolution have yet to be achieved. >> reporter: morsi told his supporters he had to take radical measures to protect the revolution. and fast track a new constitution being written by a mostly islamist assembly, after which he said he'd give up those powers. yes, he might be a dictator for the time being, but these powers will be transferred to an elected parliament, he said. but the decrees have triggered protests and riots across the nation. dozens were injured in alexandria when angry youth stormed and set fire to morsi's muslim brotherhood headquarters. this action makes him a dictator even more than hosni mubarak, he said. critics call it a power grab, after brokering a
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Nov 22, 2012 12:35am PST
the election so we were really hoping that they won. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that would have been awkward, yeah. >> it would be a little bit more of a sadder -- sadder scene if that wasn't the case. but he was so great. >> jimmy: here is you and your celebrity crushes. >> look at my face. it's so funny. [ cheers ] >> jimmy: he was great. >> he was so good. he was a natural actor. >> jimmy: is he a good actor? >> oh my god, great improviser, so funny and nice, his like -- i was going to say his cast, but it's the people that work for him, not his cast. [ laughter ] his cast. >> jimmy: his cast is the best. he has the best variety show cast. [ laughter ] a cast of humans -- >> yeah, he was so great. he was like a doll. >> jimmy: yeah, he was good. right? >> yeah. >> jimmy: everyone is going nuts talking about this. i want to show everyone a clip, if you haven't seen this. >> oh good. >> jimmy: here is amy poehler, with joe biden, our vice president, in "parks and recreation." take a look at this. >> this isn't happening. this isn't real. >> no, it's happening, and i'm delighted to h
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00pm PST
trail. >> the election was conclusive in terms of which path the majority of the american people want to take. >> house republicans are also planning to hold events in the coming weeks with small business owners to highlight the effects the tax increase could have on them and their likelihood. how does the fiscal cliff impact california? larry, a lot of talk on how it will impact high earners. a lot of middle income class folks could feel it as well. >> if we go over the fiscal cliff, we're going to suffer as much as anyone else. that in itself is a distressing combination. of 2 million jobs lost nationwide, expected to be lost because of reduced government spending, 230,000 will disappear here. that breaks down to 135,000 in defense and 95,000 in other nondefense sections. in fact, the state will lose $11 billion in income during the first year alone. >> wow. so you've got employment issues, but what about other subsidies that we might lieu? >> and there are a lot. those in the greatest need of course will suffer the most. it's expected at least 500,000 californians will immediately
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Nov 21, 2012 7:00am PST
thankfully ended. we're talking, of course, about "twilight." but back to the other drama, the election, it may be over, too, but it did give us plenty to be thankful for. for instance, chairs, for their constant support, and for giving clint eastwood someone to talk to. >> my turn. >> also, a big thanks to "new york times" blogger nate silver for predicting the election using only math and science. >> any interest in a vegas trip, nate? >> a quick thank you to celia jimenez for restoring the church fresco of jesus, and for the painting you did of me earlier this year. on another note i must thank fook for all of your friend suggestions. you reached a billion users this year, am i'm pretty sure you suggested almost every single one of them. the tech world gave us the iphone 5 this year, so thank you, apple, for making me look trendy, even though thanks to the new apple maps i don't know where the heck i am, but maybe that's not because of the maps. >> jen, what time are you coming over for thanksgiving? >> i can't see you, dad. >> also grateful for face time for letting me keep in time
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Nov 27, 2012 12:35am PST
line from a viagra commercial. but either way, i see that he -- yeah. speaking of the election, you guys, the vice presidential debate is just three days away. both sides are busy getting ready. and republican candidate paul ryan said that he expects joe biden to come at him like a cannonball. biden was, like, "there's going to be a pool there?" [ laughter ] "i'm more of a belly flop guy, but i can -- cannonball?" [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: he's, like, "jackknife!" >> jimmy: what's the jackknife? >> steve: "belly flop!" >> jimmy: you guys hear about this? this is a true, real story. during a concert last night in spain, lady gaga -- [ laughter ] reading it wrong? during a concert last night in spain, lady gaga threw up several times while she was on stage. justin bieber said, "hey, cool. she's covering one of my songs. i know that one." [ laughter ] "i just did that last --" [ retching ] hold my hair. >> steve: hold my hair. >> jimmy: that was a hootie & the blowfish song. hold my hair hold my hair the toilet bowl is full doritos now [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: that's right,
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Nov 24, 2012 12:35am PST
obama-nation. [ laughter ] you guys, the election is just four days away. and more than 2.7 million people in florida have already cast their votes. [ cheers ] unfortunately since it's florida most of them just stuffed their ballots into a toaster oven. they had no idea. [ laughter ] "i voted twice." you guys probably hear about this because of all the traffic congestion in new york due to the hurricane. mayor bloomberg has been requiring people commuting over the bridges to carpool into the city. that's right. there must be at least three people in every car. it can be a little awkward riding with people you don't know. so, with some tips to make car pooling more pleasant, here's mta spokesman pete murphy. pete? >> thank you, jimmy. [ cheers and applause ] thank you, jimmy. now, we understand that carpooling can be difficult, especially when you're stuck in traffic with people you don't know for two hours straight. and that's why the city of new york would like to offer the following list of things that you can talk about while you're carpooling with strangers. number one, last nig
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Nov 26, 2012 7:00am PST
rates. if they raise taxes they will lose the primary and there's no general election, they don't have to where he about voters. >> are democrats signaling where they may be willing to compromise? >> reporter: president has been willing to talk about social security and medicare and put entitlements on the table. the problem the president has is many parts of his base, including some of those house democrats that he might need in some sort of forged compromise, they are not crazy about doing that. we won. the mandate is to raise taxes. there was no mandate from the voters to tinker with social security and tinker with medicare, but at some point the president's going to put that on the table, and the question will his base let him do it? >> let me switch gears a bit. i want to ask you about senator john mccain. he, of course, has been very critical about the potential nomination of u.n. ambassador susan rice to be secretary of state, something that hasn't happened yet. he appeared to strike a more conciliatory tone over the weekend. i'm going to play two statements for you, john mccain
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Nov 25, 2012 8:00am PST
cautious. we don't obviously want to see a democratically elected autocrat take the place of an undemocratically elected dictator. on the other hand, there are some real pluses possible here. if egypt takes some real responsibility for making the cease-fire work, we'll stop those missiles from going through the tunnels in gaza, and they seem to be moving in that direction. that can make a real difference in terms of what's going on in gaza and their attacks on israel, which have been the cause of the whole thing. >> what would you like to see the president say, to put a brake on morsi seizing power? what words does the president have to use to say we're not going back to mubarak? >> he has to express those concerns and say, obviously, we want this change to not just be democratic but also supportive of stability and also protecting minorities and human rights in egypt. he says that, but at the same time he has to point out that behind all of this is iran. iran's support of hamas, hezbollah, syria, and the way that has been filtered into weaponry that goes through egypt, into gaz
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Nov 26, 2012 4:00am PST
. the election is over. >>> to overseas now, where egypt, the country's newly elected leader there has granted himself unchecked power. it's sparking days of violent clashes and sent the country's stock market into free fall. nbc's jim maceda joins us live now. good morning to you. >> good morning, lynn. it's a critical day for mohamed morsi, a former leader of the muslim brotherhood which began on thursday when he issued the decree putting all his decisions effectively above the law. he said he was doing that to protect egypt's very slow move towards democracy from the judges and prosecutors mostly hand picked by hosni mubarak who were seen as sabotaging the process. the backlash was huge, was immediate, the past four days with national strikes, a sit-in on tahrir square and on going clashes between pro morsi and anti--morsi camps and the riot police. so far neither side has backed down. the pressures are growing. egypt's stock market, after losing $5 billion yesterday, has dropped another 5% today. all eyes now are on this meeting between top judges and morsi who it's hoped we'll
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Nov 26, 2012 12:00am PST
-- ratify the election results and actually stay in some sense where he can get a deal. mark twain said that tom sawyer pointed out, a preacher came to town who was so good that huck finn stayed saved until tuesday. chris: hold his party together. >> and get enough republican votes. >> the unpredictable things he hasn't planned for. chris: the black swan. >> i totally agree with annette. if you had told me in 2008 that the whoufs would have been consumed with worry in the first term over whether greek pensioners would accept austerity measures in europe, i wouldn't have thought that. it's these promises that determine the course. chris: hubris? >> he said it in his press conference, overreach. every president since roosevelt has had this horrible second term. for someone who wants to be a transforming president, that may be a problem. chris: keep the supreme court at nine. when we come back, the big question of the week -- americans look for new frontiers, always have. americans look for new frontiers, always have. will future secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just ir
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Nov 24, 2012 5:00pm PST
5:00, the latest on egypt's growing polarization over a controversial news by newly elected president mohammed more si. the unrest is spilling into violence. >>> plus, the the look back at the life and career of actor larry hagman from his "i dream of jeannie" days to "dallas." >>> and we enjoyed a fairly nice start to the weekend. 60s and 70s for high temperatures just a couple of hours ago. but we're also tracking some rather large changes showing up in the seven-day forecast that will include wind, rain, and some big surf. we'll let you know if it's going to impact the rest of your holiday weekend forecast when we come back. >>> egyptian opposition leaders are calling for peaceful protect in the face of mohammed horsi declare for sweeping more powers this week. we have the latest from cairo. >> reporter: at dawn, there were more tense than protesters on tahrir square, ground zero for last year's uprising. but that didn't stop clashes with police on approach roads where protesters blocked traffic, defying president mohammed m okay rsi's orders after he declared sweeping po
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Nov 28, 2012 12:35am PST
those voters are still alive for the election. [ laughter ] it's very tricky. [ cheers and applause ] it's very tricky to do that. and this wasn't good. during the debate last night, moderator bob schieffer mistakenly referred to osama bin laden as obama bin laden. [ cheers ] [ laughter ] everyone at cbs news was really embarrassed, while fox news was like, "we'll take him. that guy's great." [ laughter ] this is interesting. a new report found that boys in the united states are starting to hit puberty two years earlier than doctors previously thought. i can believe it. i mean, did you see obama talking to mitt romney's grandsons last night? look at this video. >> that was great, barry. wow. >> thank you very much. >> jimmy: interesting. [ laughter ] i heard -- puberty's happening early. >> steve: wow. >> jimmy: here's some international news. just two days after election day in the u.s., china will inaugurate xi jinping, its first new president in ten years. the new president said the job would be really hard. that's what xi jinping said. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] hey, l
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Nov 27, 2012 11:00am PST
. ♪ >>> a massive anti-government protest is under way in cairo today. opponents of egypt's newly elected president is going to pull back of his decrees issued last friday. nbc's ayman mulhedian has the report. >> reporter: tens of thousands of egyptians are expected to pour into the tahrir square on thursday demanding president morsi rescind a decree that gave him sweeping new powers, particularly the ability to legislate without any judicial review. outside the u.s. embassy, r rioters clashed. now president morsi has defended his decision saying he had to take the measure because of judicial interference. he said the egypt judicial is full of remnants of the old regime and not allowing him to get anything done in the country. organizations have been concerned that morsi and his muslim brotherhood are trying to usurp power in the country. it has left hundreds of people injured and a few deaths. officials in cairo are concerned about growing confrontations. arriva reporting for nbc news, cairo. >>> meantime in the west bank, scientists are studying the remains of yasser arafat. looking fo
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Nov 29, 2012 12:35am PST
he lost the election because president obama gave gifts, like healthcare and student loan forgiveness to young voters and minorities. yeah. giving voters stuff to improve their lives or as that's also known, being the friggin' president. hello? [ cheers and applause ] in more political news, i read that the joseph lhota, the head of new york's subway system, may run for mayor next year. and they've created this weird attack ad. >> joseph lhota says he wants to -- [ speaking incoherently ] but he actually wants to -- [ speaking incoherently ] [ laughter ] [ applause ] >> jimmy: now, this -- in the future, it could make -- >> steve: yeah, yeah. >> jimmy: it's a weird attack ad. this is interesting. a new study found that being in a stable relationship can add years to your life. [ light laughter ] great news for the rest of us. terrible news for taylor swift. it just -- [ laughter ] [ audience oohs ] never, ever, ever. it's actually -- it's rumored that taylor swift and her boyfriend, conor kennedy, faked their recent breakup. faked their breakup, yeah. as or kim kardashian
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Nov 22, 2012 5:00am PST
. >>> an oakland school board member still fighting to keep her seat weeks after losing on election day. alice spearman is challenging the results in court. she said her opponent, james harris, has no right to sit on the school board because of where he lives. harris lives in oakland but his neighborhood joined the san l leandro school district. >>> it is 5:05. you want to know in my mind what perfection is? thanksgiving, a big feast, lots of sunshine and sitting next to you on a thursday. >> oh, he's full of it today. >> and christina loren right now. >> we like to hear that, jon kelley. good morning for you. 48 degrees in san francisco. we're stuck together. 37 in napa and 46 in sonoma. as you are getting ready for the day, he is right on point, as usual. temperatures will be comfortable enough to eat outdoors. lots of sunshine, we had the rain come through so our air quality, yeah, usually cannot get any better than where it is right now. it's going to be just a beautiful day. high pressure is building in. what happens is we get this offshore flow. the marine layer is pushed out
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Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
will be a private lunch with president obama. the president making good on an election night promise to talk with the former governor and listen to his ideas on how to move the country forward on the economic scene. now, romney also expected to meet with his former running mate, congressman paul ryan, who is right now working on fiscal cliff negotiations on capitol hill. >>> 6:34. this morning we are watching the weather. a live look outside, golden gate bridge and the bay bridge this morning. right now a break in the storm. as one storm ends and another gets ready to ramp up. along with the wind and rain from the first storm came a common sight, a lot of downed trees. this one is in martinez on brown street. an adjoining junior high school had to be placed on lockdown because they lost power. raindrops certainly falling in the north bay sending people scrambling with their umbrellas. power outages have been minimal so far, but with more stormy weather on the way that, could certainly change. time to check in with meteorologist christina loren. the thing is the ground already pretty
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Nov 29, 2012 7:00am PST
meeting since the hard-fought election. and they've got a lot to talk about. chuck todd is nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director. chuck, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. it's an event that both men believe is important for the country to show that no matter how nasty the campaign got that american politics, we eventually rise above these things. now there's no set agenda between the two men, president obama and mitt romney, no aides will be present. may end up being simply two guys breaking bread and sharing war stories. >> reporter: the last time president obama and mitt romney came face to face, they were locked in a bitter fight for the presidency. today, they'll try to bury the today, they'll try to bury the today, they'll try to bury the today, they'll try to bury the today, they'll try to bury the hatchet as president obama fulfills his promise. the president's spokesman was careful, though, to manage expectations. >> it's a private lunch. only the two men will be in the room. and i'm sure it will be a useful discussion. >> reporter: meanwhile
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Nov 28, 2012 7:00am PST
protesters called for morsi's ouster after a power grab. he's the first freely elected president taking office after a popular revolution removed hosni mubarak from power last year. >>> a new analysis from "consumer reports" finds a majority of pork for sale in the grocery stores contains high levels of a dangerous bacteria. the magazine found 69% of samples contained high levels of contaminants that causes food poisoning in about 100,000 americans, many of them children, each year. and more troubling, many of the samples were antibiotic resistant. "consumer reports" found that ground pork was more likely than pork chops to contain the bacterium and reminds readers to properly cook all meat. >>> three officials have been arrested in connection with a factory fire in bangladesh that killed 112 people amid reports that workers trying to escape the flames were locked inside. meantime, records found by the associated press inside the charred factory show it produced clothing for walmart, disney, pixar, sears and other western companies. >>> a new challenge to the pentagon's ban on women ser
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